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A View Across the Rooftops

(2019)
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'Heart wrenching... I really struggled to put this book down, particularly the end of the book which I sat up until 2am reading and trying hard not to wake my husband with my crying!' Goodreads Reviewer

1941, Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. An unforgettable story of love, hope and betrayal, and a testament to the courage of humanity in history's darkest days.

As Nazis occupy his beloved city, Professor Josef Held feels helpless. So when he discovers his former pupil Michael Blum is trying to escape the Gestapo, he offers Michael a place to hide in his attic.

In the quiet gloom of the secret room, Michael talks of his beautiful, fearless girlfriend, Elke. Michael insists that not even the Nazis will come between them. But Elke is a non-Jewish Dutch girl, and their relationship is strictly forbidden.

Josef sees the passionate determination in his young friend's eyes. Furious with the rules of the cruel German soldiers and remembering his own heartbreak, Josef feels desperate to give Michael and Elke's love a chance. But then tragedy strikes, and Josef is faced with an impossible choice.

In the dark days of war, with danger and betrayal at every turn, no-one can be trusted. If Michael is to survive and get back to the woman he loves, it will be down to Josef - to find the hero inside himself, and do whatever it takes to keep Michael alive.

Even if it means putting his own life in mortal danger.

A heartbreakingly beautiful story about courage against the odds, perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, All The Light We Cannot See, and The Nightingale.

Readers are loving A View Across the Rooftops:


'Oh my goodness... Hauntingly beautiful... Incredibly powerful... I cried, I grieved and I hoped... I was left both heartbroken and satisfied.' Robin Loves Reading

'Heart-wrenching... It is an emotional journey of heartache and love that will leave you in tears. One of the finest books I have ever read.' NetGalley Reviewer

'I've read many books on WW2... but I've never read one like this before. Mesmerising, emotional and beautifully written.' NetGalley Reviewer

'The rollercoaster of emotions I went through while reading this book is amazing... For an author to make me literally cry... The story is just incredible.' Goodreads Reviewer

'If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. From the first moment I started reading the story, I could not stop. I was captured... Made me feel like I was right there.' Goodreads Reviewer

'Oh my Goodness! What a wonderful book! There is so much love, hope, and fear as well. This is a book I will put back to read again, I enjoyed it so much. It is a book you can't put down.' Goodreads Reviewer

'It brought me to tears... impossible for me to put it down. One of my best reads of 2019.' Goodreads Reviewer

'Took me on a rollercoaster of emotions - happiness, sadness, anger. This story made me cry and the writing style is amazing.An amazing book.' NetGalley Reviewer

'A beautifully written story of love, courage, self-sacrifice and determination... Such an emotional story and so different to others that I have read in this subject... [A] big fat 5 stars from me.' Goodreads reviewer

Genre: Historical

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Title: A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel
Author(s): Suzanne Kelman
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Title: A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel
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Title: A View Across the Rooftops
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Title: A View Across the Rooftops
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Title: A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel
Author(s): Suzanne Kelman
Publisher: Bookouture
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